Library costs for kids to be scrapped from July 1

Picture: Niels van der Pas

Library rates for youngsters throughout the Netherlands are getting scrapped from July 1, the culture ministry has verified.

The Senate this 7 days accepted a alter to the legislation abolishing the charges. Libraries are by now no cost in a lot of towns and metropolitan areas, but municipalities are authorized to demand up to 50 % the charge of an adult membership.

The rates will no for a longer period utilize throughout the Netherlands, which includes the Caribbean territories, deputy society minister Günay Usu said.

‘The cost should not be a barrier to young folks going to libraries,’ she said. ‘Our evaluation of the Libraries Act located that these libraries have fewer customers beneath 18. Whilst we want to motivate looking through for young folks.’

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